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Figure News: New preorders from GSC

Figure News: New preorders from GSC
30 Nov 2010 23:16:40

Today, Good Smile Company opened up preorders for two new items. The first isn't too surprising, given GSC's love of Vocaloids - it's the mascot of their racing team!

GSC 1/8 Racing Miku (2010 ver.)


Derp your way to the finish line!

The first design for Racing Miku, used in 2009, was a fairly predictable race-queen rendition, with the only major different being an exposed midriff and an umbrella. This year, however, they've chosen to completely redesign her into a new pit-crew uniform! But with the redesign came a new face, which is what puts me off it. It just looks so... derpy. Is anyone else put off by this, or is it just me? Regardless, Racing Miku ships in May (which is GSC-speak for "July or August").

Nendoroid Haru-chan


"Go, my fishy steed! Go out and flop to the extreme!"

From NHK's (think "Japanese BBC") Newswatch 9 comes a Nendoroid of their animated mascot, the spring goddess Haru-chan! Certainly an unexpected choice, but this Nendoroid does include a fairly interesting assortment of accessories. In addition to two alternate faces (an annoyed one, and a sick one), she also includes a windswept hair piece, a carp banner to ride on (complete with a kitty clinging to it), het newspaper and spring wand, and an alternate lower-body piece for maximum carp-riding. Mikatan of GSC also mentioned "a bonus accessory that she can't show yet," but what this is remains unknown. Personally, I'm hoping for a Petit Nendoroid of NHK's original mascot, Domo-kun.



Anyway, Haru-chan is due out in April, potential delays notwithstanding. Is anyone going to preorder either Haru-chan or Racing Miku? Sound off below!

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Jobibi
Jobibi (USA)
01 Dec 2010, 00:08:45
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I feel the same way about Racing Miku, I'm glad I'm not the only one bothered by it! It also bothers me her proportions, the chest to hips ratio is just all over the place wrong.

I'll probably end up getting Haru. She's pretty darn cute, and I have very low resistance to cute nendos. I don't see any other accessories for her shown in the shop pictures, so maybe (it's like what Tomopop had said) it was an off translation or something? I'm curious but not going to hold my breath for anything.

I don't suppose anyone could find pictures of the other season mascots? I'm curious to see what they look like, since it's fairly probable that they'll do them too if things go well with Haru.
KururuSouchou
KururuSouchou (USA)
01 Dec 2010, 00:18:52
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I tried finding just clear pictures, but the search was in vain. I'll just post one of the 4koma on the NHK site - it shows off Aki-chan (autumn) and Fuyu-shogun (General Winter, a Japanese mythological figure kind of like Jack Frost).
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Jobibi
Jobibi (USA)
01 Dec 2010, 00:33:33
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Hahaha! Normally I wouldn't go for something like that, but Fuyu-shogun would be such a silly looking Nendo that I really do want him. XD Aki might turn out pretty cute too~ I'm digging her hair.

Thank you very much for searching! It has been most informative. ^^
mu597
mu597 (USA)
01 Dec 2010, 01:50:45
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It's not so much this Miku's face that bothers me i'ts her chest, something about it just seems odd.

I think I'll probably pre-order both, but I might cancel them if any thing more tempting comes out the same month.
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Glory (Russia)
02 Dec 2010, 19:02:04
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Ha-ha, she just has small breasts... anything against it? XD
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KururuSouchou
KururuSouchou (USA)
03 Dec 2010, 00:11:05
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I think it's more the way they're sculpted that seems odd. They just seem a bit more... saggy than most renditions of Miku.
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mu597
mu597 (USA)
03 Dec 2010, 02:44:10
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Nope, nothing against small breasts. My problem is as Kururu said that they seem "saggy".
Glory
Glory (Russia)
02 Dec 2010, 19:01:01
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Don't know, guys, but Racing Miku is quite attractive in my view. Face is just OK, and her slim body and cute pose have its own charm. Not that I'm planning to get it though :P
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